Parul Goel, Monika Bhuria and Mamta Kaushal
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-related Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been declared as a global pandemic by WHO (World health organization). Till now the SARS-CoV-2 has affected nearly 213 countries and claimed four million deaths. Medicinal plants and plant based drugs plays a pivotal role in boosting the immune system of the body. The apt use of medicinal plants can successfully cure several diseases in humans. This review discusses about the several aspects related to COVID-19 with special focus on medicinal plants that have been use since ancient time and are proven to be effective against COVID-19. Here, we also discuss the recent research on medicinal plant that can act against deadly SARS-CoV-2. We have also focussed on the medicinal plants that could be potentially used to prevent and cure the life threatening symptoms associated with COVID-19. Keeping in view the importance of medicinal plant, the current review will open a province for the development of plant based drugs or herbal formulation as an alternative strategy to combat the present COVID-19 situation.
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